05.03.2012 - CESP

Portugal doesn’t respect the European Social Charter

The Committee concludes that criminal investigation officers in Portugal do not receive sufficient remuneration for overtime work
European Council of Police Trade Unions v. Portugal (CESP), Complaint No. 60/2010 [270 KB]

The decision on the merits of the European Committee of Social Rights with regard to the case European Council of Police Trade Unions v. Portugal, Complaint No. 60/2010, became public today.

In its decision of 17 October 2011, the Committee concluded by a majority of 13 to 1, that there was a violation of Article 4§2 (right to increased rate of remuneration for overtime work) of the Revised Charter on the grounds that police officers on active prevention duties (prevenção activa) and shift duties (serviço de piquete) do not receive increased remuneration for over time.